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How to Teach Math to Kids

December 9th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  5 Comments

I don’t know if this kid Spencer Tweedy can add, subtract, multiply or solve partial differential equations, but he can (thanks, I guess, to Auto-Tune) sing:

A few weeks ago, my algebra class was assigned a project called “Mathematic Karaoke,” for which were told to pick a song, make it about numbers (and stuff), and record our selves singing it. … So it only seemed to appropriate to follow along the pop-stream criteria, with Ms. Beyoncé Knowles. Of course, Single Ladies was my tune of choice.

And here’s the result:

All I wanna know is: Which public school is this?


  1. Tim says:

    December 9th, 2010at 3:18 pm(#)

    His dad is music legend Jeff Tweedy (and his mom’s a really smart cookie), so that explains the high production values and the cleverness (and probably also the somewhat flat and emotionless quality of his voice, if we’re gonna be brutally honest). I don’t know if he goes to public schools, but there are a couple of really great specialized/magnet schools in Chicago.

  2. Matt says:

    December 9th, 2010at 4:01 pm(#)

    Huh, I suppose that explains it!

  3. Matt says:

    December 9th, 2010at 4:26 pm(#)

    And I guess this is how to teach them history: http://motherjones.com/riff/2010/12/history-music-videos-teachers

  4. CuteMonsterDad says:

    December 9th, 2010at 5:42 pm(#)

    I really appreciated this post. Especially the generous use of autotune. :) Overheard in the classroom, “If you know the square root of 25 Holla Back!” “New Math represent!”

    Vincent | CuteMonster.com

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